Missouri Legislature Virtually Unchanged After Midterm/U.S. House Turns Blue, Senate Stays Red

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The Missouri General Assembly will be very much the same as it was in 2018 after the recent midterm election. Republicans will continue to have veto-proof majorities in both the Missouri House and the Missouri Senate with 116 members and 24 members respectively, while Democrats will hold 47 House seats and 10 Senate seats. Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield) will serve as Speaker of the House, and Rob Vescovo (R-Arnold) will serve as Majority Floor leader for the upcoming session. On the Senate side, Dave Schatz (R-Washington) and Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) will serve as President Pro-Tem and Floor Leader, respectively.

Statewide officeholders also remain the same, since Democrat State Auditor Nicole Galloway was re-elected to her position, the only statewide officeholder to appear on the ballot. With the election of Josh Hawley to U.S. Senate, Governor Mike Parson will be appointing a new Missouri Attorney General in the coming weeks per his Constitutional duty.

At the federal level, Democrats are poised to take over the U.S. House, claiming an additional 32 seats by present count, while Republicans stand to gain as many as three Senate seats, if current election results are confirmed and Republicans win a Mississippi Senate seat that is headed for a runoff election in December.

November 13, 2018 - 8:24am
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